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Burnt out and time for the beach

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Been getting the sensation this week that I keep waking up more tired then I was before going to bed. On my way home 6km or 30 min bike ride I have the feeling I may collapse. Reflecting on the last few weeks its no wonder.

Working days were long, always 12+ hours with 15 min lunch breaks. Sales calls with clients in East Asia at 1am followed by 9am calls with clients in Brazil sure stretch the day… With I now even leverage my bike rides (1+ hour / day) to read books on business. 2 weeks ago I read How To Pitch Anything, followed by Killing Giants and now I am revisiting Lean Startup to help me plan our new product launch. Apart from the bike rides I do gym sessions and on the weekend I did a huge mountain trekking session. Weekends haven’t existed these last 3 weeks due to client work: Angel Hack then Startup Brazil and last weekend Taggify.

No wonder I feel like a corpse. For the first time in 14 months it was actually getting hard to start the day and dealing with challenges that cropped up at work. I even felt irritated at times… Vitamins and fruits are not sufficient to recuperate. It is definitely time for a recharge. This weekend the Funda team is going to the beach for some well deserved piscos,  sun and fresh air…far away from Santiago smog. This is going to be awesome! Reñaca here we come!!



Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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